With this talk about the Miami Heat and how they were going to 82-0 (yes, there are really are crazy people out there), people immediately pegged them as kings of the Eastern Conference. Orlando? No way. Chicago? Nope. Boston? Ha! No way! They're too old and on the decline! Last year was it for them!
The Celtics are now 5-1, after beating the Chicago Bulls 110-105 in overtime. The Celtics have now knocked off two big East opponents (Miami and Chicago), and have easily recovered from that unsettling loss to the Cavs the night after beating the Heat.
The Celts have shown that anyone looking to get to the NBA Finals that they'll have to take trip up I-95 or a cruise down I-90 and pass through Boston. Until someone can dispose of them in the playoffs, they are still the top dog in the East. Let's take a look at what the Celtics have going for them.